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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Did Dallas actually violate a roster rule on Saturday? We’re trying to sort that out.

MLS: FC Dallas at Orlando City SC Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The last couple of days have been a bit wild in this world, so let’s get down to some links to get this day going on the right path.

// FC Dallas //

Did FC Dallas violate FIFA rules in their 0-0 draw to Orlando City? - Big D Soccer
This news broke late yesterday afternoon that FCD may have broken a rule on Saturday by subbing Tesho in for Barrios before the start of the game, and then subbing in Barrios late in the match.

FC Dallas May Have Used Ineligible Player Against Orlando City - The Mane Land
Truthfully though, it all comes down to what was on the ref's sheet. I can't tell you how many times I've seen a corrected lineup sheet at games over the years. It happens.

What we learned from FC Dallas’ scoreless draw in Orlando - Big D Soccer
VAR continues to be the thorn in our side. But we're going to try and focus on a few positives from this one.

MONDAY MAILBAG: FC Dallas Playoff History, Balancing Defense and Offense, Youngsters vs. Veterans and More | FC Dallas
The last question is certainly the most interesting one of the bunch this week.

// MLS //

ESPN, FiveThirtyEight drop latest projections on MLS playoff teams, seeding |
The odds still slightly favor FCD to make the post season but they still have a lot of work to do here.

Toronto FC: Supporters’ Shield is emphatic proof of Reds’ rude health - Waking The Red
Toronto still has their sights set on a MLS Cup and right now it is certainly their's to lose.

6 things from the weekend that made Rapids fans smile - Burgundy Wave
Colorado fans want good news wherever they can find it and our current place in the standings is at least bringing one writer some joy.

Patrick Vieira 'ready' for European job, but happy at New York City FC - ESPN FC
Gotta think Vieira has another year left in MLS before he gets snatched up by some European club.

Michael De Leeuw’s Season Is Over - Hot Time In Old Town
Really tough break for one of Chicago's better attacking players.

Pivot toward youth: Playoffs or not, RSL has vindicated its change of course | FourFourTwo
It hasn't been an easy season for RSL but they've made the right moves along the way over the last couple months to get themselves in position for a playoff run with their young core.

Nashville group, mayor make formal proposal for MLS expansion team - ESPN FC
Despite the reports you may have saw yesterday afternoon, Nashville hasn't been awarded a MLS team yet. But this move gets them pretty damn close.